Challenging Boundaries in Language Education, the book I am editing, invites readers to rethink how languages are taught. These four chapters that have just been included in the collection map out the theory of langauge education, and show some ways in which it can be extended.
Bilingual education and (CLIL) are often associated with relatively well-resourced teaching contexts. However, an upcoming book edited by Elizabeth Erling and John Clegg aims to challenge this perception, and the editors of the book are keen to receive your proposals exploring aspects of multilingual education in low-resource settings.
In this extract from my book, A Language School as a Complex System, I discuss why it makes sense to describe a school through the lens of a complex systems theory, and I outline some advantages that such a perspective brings.
I recently wrote about a project (Critical Skills for Life and Work) we did at the University of Graz, which aimed to help people with a refugee or migrant background with their professional integration. One of the things I did, as part of my involvement in the project, was to familiarise myself with existing literature …
This extract from my book 'A Language School as a Complex System' discusses what complex systems are and why it they are useful when thinking about language education.